Augen Gold announces appointment of independent director

    Shares outstanding 24,880,685

    TORONTO, Sept. 3 /CNW/ - Augen Gold Corp. ("Augen Gold" or the "Company")
(TSX-V: AUJ) announces that Mr. James Stephenson, Q.C, has joined the Company
as an independent director on the Company's board of directors. Mr. Stephenson
has been a mining securities lawyer for over 30 years and has been active in
merger and acquisitions internationally. Mr. Stephenson graduated from McGill
University as a metallurgical engineer and subsequently went to Osgoode Hall
Law School. He was admitted to the Bar in 1960 and was appointed Queen's
Counsel in 1976. The board of directors of Augen Gold is now comprised of
Andrew C. Burns, Michael G. Fowler, Robert J. Francis, Joseph Leeder, J. David
Mason and James Stephenson.

    About Augen Gold

    Augen Gold Corp. is a gold exploration company with 24,042 hectares of
mining claims over a 45 kilometre length located in Swayze Greenstone Belt,
including the formerly producing Jerome gold mine and directly adjacent to the
Young Shannon gold deposit. The Company's objective is to aggressively explore
the Jerome mine, the gold potential along strike on its contiguous mining
claims, and to continue to expand its property portfolio with highly
prospective mineral assets.

    For more information on Augen Gold, visit our website at
    The Company's documents may be accessed at

    The TSX Venture has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for
    the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

    This news release contains forward-looking statements. These statements
are based on information currently available to the Company and the Company
provides no assurance that actual results will meet management's expectations.
Forward-looking statements include estimates and statements that describe the
Company's future plans, objectives or goals, including words to the effect
that the Company or management expects a stated condition or result to occur.
Forward-looking statements may be identified by such terms as "believes",
"anticipates", "expects", "estimates", "may", "could", "would", "will", or
"plan". Since forward-looking statements are based on assumptions and address
future events and conditions, by their very nature they involve inherent risks
and uncertainties. Actual results relating to, among other things, results of
exploration, project development, reclamation and capital costs of the
Company's mineral properties, and the Company's financial condition and
prospects, could differ materially from those currently anticipated in such
statements for many reasons such as: changes in general economic conditions
and conditions in the financial markets; changes in demand and prices for
minerals; litigation, legislative, environmental and other judicial,
regulatory, political and competitive developments; technological and
operational difficulties encountered in connection with the activities of the
Company; and other matters discussed in this news release. This list is not
exhaustive of the factors that may affect any of the Company's forward-looking
statements. These and other factors should be considered carefully and readers
should not place undue reliance on the Company's forward-looking statements.
The Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking statement that
may be made from time to time by the Company or on its behalf, except in
accordance with applicable securities laws.

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For further information:

For further information: Michael G. Fowler, President and Chief
Executive Officer, Tel: (416) 479-3301, Toll-free: (888) 442-8436; John F.
Walter, John Walter Communications, Tel: (647) 430-0197

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